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Ichigo Ichie: 10 Rules of The Japanese Way To Happiness

Introduction The meaning of Ichigo Ichie is ‘one time one meeting’ that describes a valuable concept of treasuring the unrepeatable nature of the moment. It can also be translated as ‘once in a lifetime’ or ‘for this time only’. This Japanese philosophy stresses upon focusing on the importance of present in order to lead a fullfiling life without feeling anxious about the future or troubled about the past. Héctor García and Francesc Miralles explained this evergreen Japanese philosophy in their very famous book ‘Ichigo Ichie’. Ichigo Ichie: 10 Rules of The Japanese Way To Happiness 1. Don’t postpone special moments According to a very famous saying "you cannot step into the same river twice because it’s not the same river and same you". Each and every opportunity presents itself only once. If we don’t embrace present moment, then it will be lost forever. Never ever postpone special moments . 2. Live as if this were going to happen only once in your life

To be Problem oriented or Solution oriented...

A person was driving his car during the afternoon. He was far away from his town and going to another town for a meeting. While driving over a bridge he felt that something is wrong with his car and he is sure that one of the tires must get punctured. He came out of his car and observed that the rear tire of the right side got punctured. He got really annoyed and started hitting the road by his foot as he has to change a tire in scorching sun heat. So he has taken out car jack and removed all four bolts of the tire and kept them nearby. Now he started pulling the tire with a force and while doing so his foot hit the bolts and all of the bolts dropped into the river. He becomes saddened now as there are no chances of getting the mechanic and started cursing himself. More than 2 hours passed but no one came, suddenly he saw a farmer was coming from somewhere. The person was sure that a farmer cannot help him. Farmer asked him how he can help him. The person becomes annoyed and to

King and a Laundryman "The 99 Club"

  Many years ago there lived a king who was not satisfied with his luxurious lifestyle. He was not able to understand the purpose of life. He sometimes becomes very angry and wanted to end his life also. One day while he was roaming around his big castle he listened to a very loud song. He followed the song and came to know that one of his Laundrymen was singing this song. There was a joy in a song of this laundryman. This fascinated the King; why was he, the Supreme Ruler of the Land, unhappy and gloomy, while a lowly servant had so much joy. The King asked the laundry man, “Why are you so happy?” The man replied, "Your Majesty, I am nothing but a servant, but my family and I don't need too much - just a roof over our heads and warm food to fill our tummies." I don't want anything else. King listened to the answer and left the place. But he was not satisfied with the answer. King asked the question from one of his wisest advisers. After hearing the King’s woes

Go through life or grow through life

Eric Butterworth once said, "Don’t go through life, grow through life". Life long learning is a very important thing. Learning from our mistakes and becoming a better person day by day is very essential. The most hardworking 7 letter word is "Success". To get success we need tremendous hard work, tremendous consistency and tremendous patience. We can learn from the birth of baby Giraffe. When a baby giraffe born, mother Giraffe position herself just on top of him and give him a hard kick. A baby Giraffe who just came into the world not able to understand what's happening but while he is thinking what's happening mother Giraffe gives him another hard kick. He then understands that if he will not stand then this sequence of kicks will continue. So he stands up and while he tries to get up he gets another kick so he starts running and then mother Giraffe come to him and start loving him. This happens because mother giraffe knows that baby giraffe'